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Wedding Bachata Dance from Unforgettable Dominican Republic

A dance for people is a way of expressing their feelings and emotions through movements without words. A wedding dance is an opportunity to express love to each other with words, movements, emotions and touches. Although not long ago, a traditional wedding dance was waltz, today you can opt for passionate tango, energetic rumba, classical foxtrot or sensual bachata. This last is getting more famous among young people.

A large choice of wedding dances and a possibility to get help of professionals who are ready to choreograph a wedding dance converts a classical wedding into a unique show, where every guest is anticipating this sensual performance. There are dances that can be easily performed without special preparation, as well as dances that are difficult to choreograph on one’s own, without the help of a professional choreographer. Here are some of the wedding dances that are at the peak of their popularity and which are difficult to choreograph without professional help:

  • Bachata, a romantically erotic representation of your feelings in a dance;
  • Tango, a passionate and intense expression of the lovers’ emotions;
  • Dance combining elements of several styles that can start with waltz, changed into tango and finally culminated in bachata.

Today, there are enough professional dancers of different styles and varieties. It means that any wedding dance can be choreographed by a professional dancer: it will guarantee that this part of a wedding ceremony will be a memorable experience not only for the newlyweds, but also for the guests. This part of your wedding ceremony is the first thing to consider after taking a decision to get married or after submitting an application to the Civil Registrar.

Popularity of passionate tango as the first dance of the newlyweds came to an end in 2013, handing over to sensual bachata expressing the whole range of feelings experienced by the lovers in the past, in the present and in the future. This dance takes root in the Dominican Republic, where at the sunrise of its history, it expressed emotions associated with unrequited love or a daily struggle of the lovers of the end of the 20th century. Today’s bachata is slightly different, producing a deep impression with its sensuality, expressive emotionalism, and incredible intimacy. Undoubtedly, if you decided that a wedding in the Dominican Republic is a scenario you have been always dreaming about, consider seeking assistance of a professional dancer who can choreograph bachata for your wedding. Such choice will highlight the authenticity and completeness of your wedding celebration. Just imagine that on this unforgettable day, bachata will be the most expressive representation of your feelings to each other, while your guests will admire the mesmerizing performance that will fill you with many pleasant memories and symbolize the beginning of a long and prosperous family life.

Wedding bachata challenges many traditional stereotypes of a modern wedding. To the sound of Dominican guitar, a couple is performing a dance of love in erotic and bold way. All elements contribute to the final impression: special style of clothes, wedding scenario, and location. That is why a wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic – symbolic or official – will not lack anything if you choose bachata as your first dance of the newlyweds.

Traditional bachata and long puffy wedding dresses do not match: thus, a bride will need to consider alternative wedding garments. A knee-length dress or even shorts make an ideal outfit for bachata dancers – of course if you are not afraid of challenging all traditional wedding standards. However, a bride can also change her traditional long wedding dress to comfortable sexy shorts before the dance, and after that, put on her classical dress again. It is quite common for brides and bridegrooms to change their clothes during modern wedding celebrations.

As professional bachata dancers say, you will not need much time to learn to dance bachata nor much space to perform this romantic dance. The key element of this dancing style is expression of your feelings which are not restricted by any space limitations, are they? Although choreography of bachata is inspired by styles of rumba, salsa, merengue and reggaeton, its movements are easy and accessible. Following the rhythm of 4/4, that is making 4 steps back and forth or 4 steps side to side, bachata dancers almost never make sudden turns, always staying close to each other – such intimacy allows expressing one’s feelings in the most emotional, bright and fascinating way. The main rule of this dance consists in dancing very close to each other. Even when the partners are pulling away from each other, they do it to get closer again in a blast of passion and emotions, tempting each other to touches of their bodies.

Dominican culture is as bright and attractive as its traditional bachata dance. This culture cannot be described with one word or one movement. It is hardly probable that such dancing style could have appeared in some other part of the world, since the Dominican Republic features all the conditions for this romantic dance form: the hot sun and white sand overcoming any hint of sadness, as well as passionate motives of the requinto guitar. If you are an ardent fan of bachata, you do not need to create any special scenario for your wedding ceremony: the bachata dance performed by you and your beloved one will guarantee unforgettable emotions and memories, long-lasting success of your dance in your social networks, and a desire to celebrate this holiday of love again.

To make sure your wedding bachata dance turns out to be a success, it is necessary to choose some music inspiring you and take at least two classes of bachata from a professional dancer in the Dominican Republic or in your country of residence. It may often be challenging to choose a musical theme from urban bachata style – that is its urban interpretation – in this case, you need help of a bachata dancer, for whom this erotic dance has become part of his or her daily life. After choosing a song for your wedding dance, you start learning the main steps of bachata, which are not as varied as the movements of salsa – a closely related dancing style. Just get close to your partner, feel his or her heart beat, and start moving your hips erotically. At the beginning of this exciting experience, such movements may seem extravagant and obscene, but just imagine how you are expressing your feeling through this dance when you are alone, and all people around you will disappear in your imagination during this dance lasting for only 3-4 minutes. This short period will impress not only you but also your guests who may never dare to express their feelings in such a way.

No matter which bachata style you prefer, bachata is a challenge – and primarily to yourself. For most of us, the wedding ceremony happens only once in a life, and on this day, the newlyweds are full of emotions and feelings, which are hard to express with words and even harder with traditional waltz. Do not be afraid of experiments on your wedding day! Do not be afraid of turning your dreams into reality by choosing bachata for your first wedding dance. This way, the Dominican Republic will dance with you wherever you are. If your original weddingis celebrated on Cap Cana beach, the Dominicans will accompany you in your dance. If you are dancing bachata far away from this sunny paradise, a string ensemble will perform its melodies creating around you the atmosphere of a romantic sunrise, enticing seawater and happy family life. Happypeoplewed will help you and may all your dreams come true!

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Pirate-Themed Wedding

Love is a breathtaking and inspiring feeling, comparable to an unforgettable adventure. A series of anxiety and agitation, imagining fairy-tale plots and making serious decisions culminate in a mesmerizing wedding ceremony.A good idea for this exciting celebration is a pirate-themed wedding. That will be a real adventure for the newlyweds and their guests, inspired by refreshing marine breeze and a brave sail on board a pirate boat.

Location

As you might have already imagined, the best location for such celebration is a real boat, ship or yacht. You can do without sails, but it is important to decorate a vessel in pirate style. If you are not excited about celebration in the sea, you can organize a ceremony on the beach, in a restaurant, or right near the edge of the sea.

Style

The original pirate-themed wedding is not always a carnival. If you ponder over and thoroughly consider some expressive details, you will be able to create a general thematic atmosphere without excessively bright décor.

Garments of the newlyweds

A bridegroom usually plays a role of the pirate boat captain. He is a noble sea dog and, deep inside, an authentic aristocrat. It is recommended to create an elaborate thematic suit: with a satin doublet with goldcords, a snow-white laced shirt, and jackboots. You can also choose a more classical garment, but add some thematic details, such as a silk belt, a three-cornered hat, and a decorative sword in the waistband.

To organize an original wedding fully in line with the pirate theme, groomsmen should wear pirate-styled garments as well. The groomsmen are a group of noisy, bold and independent seamen. They should wear brightly colored shirts, sailor tops and bandanas. They can also put on big rings on their fingers.

For women, this celebration is an opportunity to dress up in sophisticated costumes of pirate companions. No doubt, women deserve boasting their noble status during this celebration. As for the bride, she should stand out among the noble group of bridesmaids. The pirate-themed wedding ceremonygives her a role of the governor’s daughter kidnapped by the sly but madly in love pirate. The bride will look gorgeous in a puffy long soft-hued dress decorated with a cascade of lace and silk. The dress may be off the shoulder. Another suitable alternative is a light dress of delicate turquoise blue or intensive scarlet fabric.

The bridal look should be complemented with a hairstyle with big curls. Besides, long gloves of the same color range as the dress and jewelry with pearls and corals are a good idea for the bridal image. It is also suitable to include orange flowers in a bridal bouquet. Opt for natural make-up to create an image of innocent bride. Women invited to the wedding should also wear elegant dresses and preferably fans. Do not forget that a wedding in the Dominican Republic or any other country with a hot climate is quite a challenge. A fan is a solution that will help the guests cool down under the hot sun.

To sum it up, the pirate-themed wedding ceremony allows for a wide range of garments. There are no strict rules regarding the dress code and décor of the location. However, it is recommended to use blue, light blue, white and greenish colors.

Décor of the banquet hall

So many details can be used to decorate the pirate-themed wedding! Nevertheless, try to choose decorative elements in moderation and with fashion sense. It is a good idea to apply fishing nets and rigging. You can put them on the walls and railing. Big pieces of fabric will be useful too. It is stylish to select a silk turquoise blue tablecloth. Fabric can also be used to decorate empty walls. For the sake of contrast, choose pieces of thick white fabric that will imitate sails. If you want your wedding ceremony to be more romantic, add scarlet sails to your “boat of love and happiness”.

Do not disregard small details: starfish, seashells and colorful stones… They can be or natural or artificial origin (made of porcelain, glass and other materials). It is also appropriate to use such marine paraphernalia as mini-models of sails, wheels, navigators, paddles, old maps, spyglasses, anchors, bottles of rum, bronze candlesticks and barrels…

If you have a chance to find a real parrot, preferably macaw, for your ceremony, make sure you add the parrot to a list of your invitees. If you do not have a real parrot, choose a toy one. The interior can also be decorated with pirate flags. For gifts, prepare an old big trunk.

An original pirate-themed wedding should feature the same pirate style in all its elements, inspired by the atmosphere of an old tavern, an island or a pirate ship.

Pirate-themed wedding table

Prepare a menu according to your wedding theme. If you celebrate the wedding in open air, treat your guests to barbeque, seafood, fruit and strong drinks (gin, rum). Make sure you serve alcoholic drinks not in traditional glasses but in big pirate-style mugs.

Pirate – themed wedding entertainment

  1. Dice and card games
  2. Search of treasure in teams
  3. Darts
  4. Competition in tying and untying nautical knots
  5. Walking the plank
  6. The best pirate song contest
  7. If you celebrate your wedding in the Dominican Republic, right on the beach, organize a sand castle contest
  8. While the bride usually tosses her bouquet to unmarried bridesmaids, the bridegroom should toss a small fishing net to his unmarried friends to see who will be caught in the net and become a bridegroom soon.
  9. At night, it is romantic to let the paper boats with wishes for the newlyweds and flower wreathes with candles float in water.

Important “pirate” details

  1. It is better to celebrate a pirate-themed wedding in summer or early autumn, when the weather is comfortable for river and sea sails.
  2. Find a master of ceremony who will make your pirate-themed show a success.
  3. Put the invitation notes in bottles and send them to your invitees. Do not forget to tell them about the dress code.

If you decided to organize the pirate-themed wedding, your family life will be breathtaking and full of unforgettable amazing emotions! And Happypeoplewed will help to fulfill this dream.